Now, I don’t want to alarm anyone. Because, if you think about it, there is really nothing to be alarmed about. It’s just a figure of speech used to imply the opposite of its literal meaning. And I’m deliberately misusing it to be misleading and just generally confusing.
Do you ever get that strange feeling, that doubt, just on the edge of consciousness, as you drive towards a city, some known bastion of civilisation, when the visible length of your lane is empty but for you, yet there is an endless stream of traffic heading the opposite direction – do you ever, just for a moment, think… Godzilla?